James Houston Davis (September 11, 1899 – November 5, 2000) was an American politician and a singer and songwriter of both sacred and popular songs. Davis was elected for two nonconsecutive terms from 1944 to 1948 and from 1960 to 1964 as the governor of his native Louisiana. He ran both campaigns as a controversial advocate for impoverished and rural white Louisianians.
Davis was a nationally popular country music and gospel singer from the 1930s into the 1960s, occasionally recording and performing as late as the early 1990s. He appeared as himself in a number of Hollywood movies. He was inducted into six halls of fame, including the Country Music Hall of Fame, the Southern Gospel Music Association Hall of Fame, and the Louisiana Music Hall of Fame. At the time of his death in 2000, he was the oldest living former governor as well as the last living governor to have been born in the 19th century.
Birth and Death Data: Born September 11th, 1899 (Quitman), Died November 5th, 2000 (Baton Rouge)
Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1924 - 1972
Roles Represented in DAHR: vocalist, composer, lyricist, songwriter, guitar, yodeling, arranger, speaker
Recordings (Results 676-700 of 702 records)
|Company||Matrix No.||Size||First Recording Date||Title||Primary Performer||Description||Role||Audio|
|Decca||NA 16595||11/15/1971||Build my mansion||Jimmie Davis||vocalist|
|Decca||NA 16596||11/15/1971||Glory hill in the sky||Jimmie Davis||vocalist|
|Decca||NA 16597||11/15/1971||The Eastern gate||Jimmie Davis||vocalist|
|Decca||NA 16598||11/15/1971||I'll fly away||Jimmie Davis||vocalist|
|Decca||NA 16602||11/16/1971||Oh, what a happy day||Jimmie Davis||vocalist|
|Decca||NA 16603||11/16/1971||If that isn't love||Jimmie Davis||vocalist|
|Decca||NA 16604||11/16/1971||Turn your radio on||Jimmie Davis||vocalist|
|Decca||NA 16605||11/16/1971||The King's coming||Jimmie Davis||vocalist|
|Decca||NA 16815||6/19/1972||I drank of that new wine||Jimmie Davis||vocalist|
|Decca||NA 16816||6/19/1972||Memories coming home||Jimmie Davis||vocalist|
|Decca||NA 16817||6/19/1972||No one to welcome me home||Jimmie Davis||vocalist|
|Decca||NA 16818||6/20/1972||Jesus is a soul saving man||Jimmie Davis||vocalist|
|Decca||NA 16819||6/20/1972||Blood stains on the mountain||Jimmie Davis||vocalist|
|Decca||NA 16820||6/20/1972||Let's all shine||Jimmie Davis||vocalist|
|Decca||NA 16835||7/10/1972||Higher ground||Jimmie Davis||vocalist|
|Decca||NA 16836||7/10/1972||All heaven can call me by my name||Jimmie Davis||vocalist|
|Decca||NA 16837||7/10/1972||If heaven's a dream||Jimmie Davis||vocalist|
|Decca||C 9494||10-in.||9/21/1934||Nobody's darlin' but mine||Jimmie Davis||vocalist|
|Decca||C 9495||10-in.||9/21/1934||When it's round-up time in the||Jimmie Davis||vocalist|
|Decca||C 9496||10-in.||9/21/1934||Grand time Papa blues||Jimmie Davis||vocalist|
|Decca||C 9497||10-in.||9/21/1934||Short tail blues||Jimmie Davis||vocalist|
|Decca||C 9506||10-in.||9/24/1934||It's been years||Jimmie Davis||vocalist|
|Decca||C 9507||10-in.||9/24/1934||Beautiful Mary||Jimmie Davis||vocalist|
|Decca||C 9508||10-in.||9/24/1934||My brown eyed Texas Rose||Jimmie Davis||vocalist|
|Decca||C 9509||10-in.||9/24/1934||Moonlight and skies No.2||Jimmie Davis||vocalist|
Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Davis, Jimmie," accessed January 15, 2021, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/105055.
Davis, Jimmie. (2021). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved January 15, 2021, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/105055.
"Davis, Jimmie." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2021. Web. 15 January 2021.
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